Networking Education

Your Pit Crew & the Power of Supportive Relationships

I believe that when we first walk through the doors — be them physical or virtual — and evaluate whether or not Elevate is “for us,” there are certain things we all wonder about. Will I get referrals? Will I close business? Maybe we consider if we’ll learn something, or grow in other ways. But

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Nuts and Bolts

There are two main aspects to every single moment that we all live. There’s doing — the action; and being — the… well, being. How we are oriented to our lives. Leadership requires both. As a Coach, I spend a lot of time with clients focusing on the being. Because no matter how amazing your

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The Polarization of Leadership

When I was a kid, I was a people pleaser. I don’t need to get into detail here but as you might imagine, life up until that point had taught me something — that to fit in, demonstrate my value, and make a positive difference, I would have to learn where people had needs, and

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Edification and Setting the Table

It’s always great when we get a referral. The opportunity to meet new people, to make connections, and of course the potential to close some business. But not every referral is created equal. And while this is true in terms of the actual person, and their level of interest, today I want to shine a

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I was driving on my way home and thinking about what I might discuss today. After about thirty seconds of not too much bubbling up, the word “network” entered my mind. Ok, no big deal, nothing special. Networking. That’s what we do, got it. But then I noticed something. The word itself — “network” —

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Training Others — Circumstance vs. Commitment

We’re always training people in something. Whether it’s the way we shake hands, or our email signature, or whether or not we back up our words with actions. As leaders and business owners, eyes are always on us. I suppose that it’s theoretically possible you have not been watching the news, and you are unaware

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Managing Mistakes & The Hunt for Red October

There are a lot of dynamics going on in our world. Tough challenges. Tough circumstances. And though at Elevate we leave the politics at the door, we’re intelligent, sensitive human beings. And we are all aware of the humanitarian issues affecting different populations at home and abroad. I would never want to make light of

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Women’s History Month

Yesterday was International Women’s Day – a date that celebrates social, economic and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The theme for this year is #BreakTheBias. To give us some context, how many of us in this room were born before 1988? Until that year, women often

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Picture a 747, having just taken off from Los Angeles, on it’s way to New York City… If the pilot adjusts the heading just three and a half degrees South… even though the nose of the plane may only move a couple feet… instead of landing at LaGuardia or JFK, it will end up in

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Your Personal Brand: Perception Is Everything

When I was first starting out in PR 11 years ago, a boss once said to me “perception is everything” and to this day it has always stuck with me. For one thing, our own perceptions change over time. What once may have seemed like a big deal at the beginning of your career can

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